Tipperary full forward Seamus Callanan is keen to put 2019's success behind him as the new inter-county season returns at full pelt.

2019 All-Ireland champions Tipp face Limerick in their opening 2020 Allianz Hurling League assignment on Saturday and despite savouring what last year had to offer, Callanan told RTÉ Sport he is not planning to dwell on it.

"It's great to be back. I don't know where the winter has gone," he said.

"But it's great to be back hurling again and playing games in the Allianz League every weekend, it's going to be very exciting because inter-county hurling has gone so competitive now.

"There are so many teams that can be successful and five different Allianz League champions over the last five years just goes to show how competitive it is and we're really looking forward to getting going again and putting 2019 behind us and moving on."

The Drom-Inch club man added that the Tipperary team holiday was a perfect way to bookend the 2019 season and consign that year into the background.

He said: "It was a nice reward for 2019 but when you come back then it just closes the door on 2019 as well and the second you get off the plane, you're in 2020 mode and it's great to enjoy the successful year we had and enjoy it with the panel and your partners.

"So it was important for everyone but now back, fully focused and driving forward."